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ICANN 60 the GDPR Post-Mortem

I predicted that the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi last week would be dominated by discussions centring around GDPR. I was proven correct. Sure, there were other items on the agenda, some that took me and other attendees a little by surprise. But the topic that dominated the meeting was GDPR. With the clock ticking […]

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Is Simplifying IE Domain Rules a Bad Thing?

  As we mentioned yesterday there is an ongoing public consultation on simplifying the IE domain name registration policy. We think this is a very positive move and are supportive of it. However some people have contacted us to express their concerns. The proposed changes are fairly dramatic, though they’re not out of line with […]

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Why I’m Spending This Week in Washington DC

Blacknight, as you know, is a 100% Irish owned and operated company. It’s something we’re proud of and one of the many reasons Irish businesses trust us to provide them with services. This week, however, I am not in Ireland. I’m not even in Europe. Instead I am in Washington DC  joining other members of […]

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Facebook is Celebrating Internaut Day – Should We?

We’ve already celebrated the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. On 12 March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for a distributed system of hyperlinked documents on the internet. Just over two years later, the web went public, when Berners -Lee began posting details of The WWW Project on newsgroups, beginning on 6 August 1991. […]

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